Washington Voter Approval for Tax Increases, Initiative 695 (1999)
The Washington Voter Approval for Tax Increases Initiative, also known as Initiative 695, was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved, but later overturned. The measure would have required voter approval for any tax increase, repealed existing fees and excised taxes for motored vehicles and imposed a license tab fee of $30 per year.
On March 14, 2000, the Washington Supreme Court declared that Initiative 695 was invalid on single subject grounds, in the case, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 v. State of Washington.
|Washington Voter Approval for Tax Increases, Initiative 695 (1999)|
|Overturned Case:Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 v. State of Washington 99-2-27054-1 (2000)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall voter approval be required for any tax increase, license tab fees be $30 per year for motor vehicles, and existing vehicle taxes be repealed?||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 695 was filed on January 4, 1999 by Tim Eyman of Mukilteo. 514,141 signatures were collected to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- State of Washington election results
- State of Washington 1999 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all State of Washington Initiatives to the People
State of Washington
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Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Public Lands | Director of Labor and Industries | Chairman of Utilities and Transportation |